Prohibition in Canada

The Effect Of The Booze Ban In Canada

The Origin Of Prohibition

Prohibition is the act of forbidding something by law. A rough form of prohibition was introduced in 1864, where if voted by the majority, the sale of alcohol was restricted in that area. Throughout many stages alcohol was later outlawed in all provinces during the first world war. Alcohol was banned because "was an obstacle to economic success, social cohesion and to moral and religious purity".

Fun Fact

Alcohol was illegal in Prince Edward Island until 1948, that means that alcohol was provincially banned for 47 years.

First 3 Provinces to Join Prohibition

Why Did Prohibition Fail

Prohibition failed for many reasons but there was definitely a few more prominent ones. The first one being that alcohol is so easy to make and regardless of it's legality, it's still going to be made. This led prohibition to fail because the government how easy it is to make alcohol and they also noticed the quantity of people who are still drinking. These facts made them resort to the logic of "Well if everyone is drinking anyways, we may as well make tax money on it".